Julia Kolchinksy Dasbach

Julia Kolchinksy Dasbach emigrated from Ukraine as a Jewish refugee when she was six years old. She is the author of three poetry collections: The Many Names for Mother (Kent State University Press, 2019), winner of the Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize and finalist for the National Jewish Book Award; Don’t Touch the Bones (Lost Horse Press, 2020), winner of the 2019 Idaho Prize for Poetry; and 40 WEEKS, forthcoming from YesYes Books in 2023. Her poems appear in Poetry, Blackbird, American Poetry Review, and the Nation, among other places. She holds an MFA from the University of Oregon and a PhD in comparative literature from the University of Pennsylvania. She is the new Murphy Visiting Fellow in Poetry at Hendrix College and recently relocated to Little Rock, AR, with her two kids, a cat, a dog, and a husband.

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